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UConn commencement to feature Oliver Stone, Charles Osgood

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STORRS — Director Oliver Stone and journalist Charles Osgood will be among the keynotes speakers as more than 8,000 students are awarded degrees during commencement ceremonies at the University of Connecticut.

Stone will give the graduate school commencement address Saturday afternoon at UConn’s main campus in Storrs. The Oscar-winning director, whose movies include “Platoon,” ”JFK” and “Natural Born Killers,” also will receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts.

Osgood, the host of “CBS Sunday Morning,” will speak Monday at the commencement of the schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

More than 6,000 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate students will be awarded degrees this year. The oldest undergraduate is 69 and the youngest is 19. There are also 26 sets of twins and 56 military veterans.